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Saddleback Church Convenes Simulcast Conference
for Youth on World AIDS Day


The first HIV/AIDS Youth Summit at Saddleback Church kicks off with a concert by teen sensation and recording artist Jordan Pruitt; a film festival featuring “Glue Boys,” “Yesterday,” and “Beat the Drum;” performances by local bands; free HIV testing; tours of the World Vision Experience tent; and student artwork from the Saddleback college ministry, CRAVE.

Dr. Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church will host the first HIV/AIDS Youth Summit on World AIDS Day (Sat, Dec 1), following the third annual Global Summit on AIDS & The Church, which was held Wed, Nov 28 through Fri, Nov 30. Leaders from around the world representing government, business and faith organizations have come together to hear updates from each sector on the prevention, treatment and cure for HIV/AIDS, and particularly how to care for those who already are infected and affected by the pandemic.

  • Jordan Pruitt is a monumentally talented singer/songwriter with a maturity far beyond her 16 years. As her debut CD “No Ordinary Girl” shows, Jordan has the chops to command the youth audience of today and for many tomorrows to come. Her track “Outside Looking In” was featured in the Disney Channel’s made-for-television film “Read It and Weep,” which aired this past summer. Getting a further headstart, Jordan hit the road for a national tour opening for the Cheetah Girls and Vanessa Hudgens. She has also opened concerts for the Jonas Brothers and Corbin Bleu.
  • “Glue Boys” – ( “Glue Boys” contemplates the future of the world’s estimated 150 million street children and documents the day-to-day plight of a handful in Kitale. It also unveils the distribution chain of their addiction to sniffing glue, from the small-time street dealers who facilitate it, to the authorities who enable it, to the massive multinational corporations that profit from it.
  • “Yesterday” is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, M-Net, The National Film And Video Foundation, Distant Horizon, and was shot on location in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The music was composed by Madala Kunene and it is executive produced by Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh, produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring and written and directed by Darrell James Roodt.
  • “Beat the Drum” – From director David Hickson comes this drama about a young African’s cross-country journey. Set in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Beat the Drum stars Junior Singo as Musa, a boy who has been orphaned by a plague that swept through his village. Now living with his elderly grandmother, Musa decides to seek out his uncle in Johannesburg, taking along only a drum given to him by his father. The trip proves to be enlightening for young Musa, who is faced with the culture shock of urban society. Also starring Clive Scott and Owen Sejake, “Beat the Drum” premiered at the 2003 Mill Valley Film Festival.
Saddleback Valley Community Church
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Summit Kick-Off Events
7:00 p.m. – Pre-Summit Kickoff events begin in various venues on lower campus
8:30 p.m. – Jordan Pruitt live concert, Tent 2

Saturday, December 1, 2007 – WORLD AIDS DAY
The HIV/AIDS Youth Summit will be held on the Saddleback Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


All Youth Summit events are free. Saturday sessions will be simulcast to churches and community locations around the country. For more information visit

Saturday’s speakers include:
 • Jenna Bush, First Daughter of President George W. Bush
 • Pastor Rick & Kay Warren
 • Maureen Mwanawasa, first lady of Zambia
 • John Thomas, Senior Pastor, Fish Hoek Baptist Church, South Africa
 • Francis Chan, Teaching Pastor, Cornerstone Community Church
 • Shaun Blakeney, Saddleback Church

In addition, there will be video presentations by:
 • Bono
 • Jordan Pruitt
 • Louie Giglio
 • The cast of “One Tree Hill”

An additional alert with more details on the World AIDS Day event at Saddleback Church will be issued separately. For more information, please call 469.274.6229 or email [email protected].

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